General Surgery Opportunity in Laredo, TX

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11692
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a Board Eligible or Board Certified General Surgeon to join an established practice in Laredo, TX.
  • Highlights:Hospital employed position
  • New grads and experienced candidates are welcome to apply
  • 7 days primary on call + 7 days secondary on call (Trauma call is required)
  • Join existing General Surgery outpatient clinic location
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
  • 2 hours from San Antonio
  • 24/7 Anesthesiology support

Compensation Details

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Commencement bonuses
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • Relocation, marketing and CME allowances
  • Texas does not have a personal state income tax!

Community Details

  • Laredo is the county seat of Webb County
  • This city was founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a village to the capital of the brief Republic of Rio Grande and to the largest inland port on the Mexico-United States border.
  • Laredo has four international bridges and one railway bridge. 

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary is $40,000 To $60,000 more compared to starting salaries in Corpus Christi/ McAllen. Coupled with a cost of living of 20% lower than the aforementioned metropolitan areas, provides significant purchasing power to build their dream home, payoff school loans and retire early

The Housing Market.  A great opportunity for homeownership with a spacious home with 5 beds and 9 baths, 4962 sqft, a two story home with two family rooms, and a separate cabana with two bathrooms, wood floors, and high ceilings only for 555K. 

The Community.  The Laredo  community is part of the Webb county in Texas.  Laredo was signed over the United States after the Mexican-American War in 1848. Laredo is the only city to have seven flags. The seventh flag, joined with the other six representing: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America as this represents the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande. 

The Employer.  This organization is a healthcare provider with a 326-bed, acute care facility with over 49 specialties and subspecialties, including cardiology, oncology, neurology, obstetrics, orthopedics, urology, wound care, emergency medicine and bariatrics. This facility was the first area hospital to have an accredited Chest Pain Center. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 136 miles: Corpus Christi, TX (CRP /KCRP) Corpus Christi International Airport
  • 138 miles: Monterrey, MĂ©xico (MTY / MMMY) General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
  • 145 miles: McAllen, TX (MFE / KMFE) McAllen-Miller International Airport
  • 168 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT /KSAT) San Antonio International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 131 miles to Corpus Christi, TX 
  • 145 miles to McAllen, TX
  • 168 miles to San Antonio

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 5 miles: Laredo, TX (LRD/ KLRD) Laredo International Airport
  • 136 miles: Corpus Christi, TX (CRP/KCRP) Corpus Christi International Airport
  • 145 miles: McAllen, TX (MFE/ KMFE) McAllen- Miller International Airport
  • 183 miles: Harlingen, TX (HRL / KHRL) Valley International Airport


Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost-$120, 600
  • Cost of Living City- 77
  • Cost of State living Index-91

Colleges and Universities:

  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 99 miles; Kingsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,295)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 118 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 119 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 3,569)
  • South Texas College (about 119 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 124 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)




  • Hispanic     96.5%
  • White alone   3.5 %
  • Asian alone   0.6%
  • Black alone   0.3%
  • Two or more races 0.1%
  • Other race alone    0.08 %
  • American Indian alone  0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other 0.01%
    Pacific Islander alone




  • State Income Tax Rate - 0 %
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%
  • Property Tax Rate State- 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)



  • This community owns eight recreational centers, thirty-four developed parks, twenty-two undeveloped parks or under construction, five baseball fields, and four plazas. The parks total area is 618 acre for the enjoyment of all members of the family.
  • The Shiloh Trail- This mountain bike trail is 4 miles of single-track dirt trails, widening occasionally to double-track. 
  • Lake Casa Blanca International Park-located-contains a 1,680-acre with an artificial lake with camping areas, lake swimming, skiing, boating and mountain biking. The most popular recreational use of the lake is fishing. A boat ramp and fishing pier is available on the eastern side of the lake. The lake is a popular destination for winter Texans. 

Arts & Culture:

  • The Laredo Center for the Arts- located in downtown Laredo. The building houses three galleries: the Goodman Gallery, the Laredo Art League Gallery and the Lilia G. Martinez Gallery.
  • The Center for the Arts, located in the former City Hall offices known as "The Mercado", displays regional artwork and provides community events for children and adults.
  • The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetariumlocated on the Texas A& M International University campus. The Planetarium provides an accurate image of the night sky showing all the motions and cycles of the sun, moon, planets, and constellations.  

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Unitrade Stadium-Located just 2.4 miles away from campus, the $18-million dollar stadium was designed by the Dallas based company HKS which was the architect of record for Cowboys Stadium in Irving. 
    It has a 6,000 capacity complex includes nine luxury suites, grass berm, state of the art LED video board, private picnic areas, and a stadium club located on the suite level. Baseball games are held in this location.

  • The Softball Field has been home of the TAMIU softball team since the program began in 2007.  The Field offers dugouts for both teams and a press box.
  • The Jorge Haynes Field has served as the home and practice field for the Texas A&M International University baseball team since 2007. The field has a seating capacity of 500 and has dimensions of 320 feet in Left Field, 380 feet in Center Field, and 300 feet in Right Field.

Sports for the Participant:

  • This community has three 18-hole golf courses: the Laredo Country Club, the Casa Blanca Golf Course and Laredo's course Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course.
  • The Base Community Complex-  it contains 25.7 acres and 3 soccer and 8 softball fields.
  • The Albert Ochoa Nixon Park has 1 baseball field.
  • The Dryden Park has 1 baseball field, 1 little league field and 2 T- ball fields.


  • Mall Del Norte
  • The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo
  • Del Mar Shopping Plaza

Top Five things to do:

  1. Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
  2. Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
  3. Laredo Children's Museum
  4. Webb County Heritage Foundation Museum
  5. Altitude Trampoline Park